Hey, you making fun about my born and raised home county, second generation?
Not at all. Very laid back place, home of the hot tub.
Q: How many Marinites does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Five - one to screw it in and four to sit in the hot tub and discuss the environmental impact.
Actually I've not missed living there daily for a long time, very satisfied with just visiting friends and relatives an a biweekly basis or so, I'm just 20 miles away across a bridge spanning the bay. The problem is that the population has doubled in my lifetime, mostly starting in the 70s, and while the main highway (101) has been upgraded with added lanes, all the major surface streets are mostly the same as when I was born in 1947, hence traffic and parking are major pains and a real quality of life issue in my opinion. There is just so much opposition to any improvements to basic infrastructural items, mostly from a strong NIMBY and a "I got mine so lets not let anyone else have theirs" attitude.